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  • Our family really enjoyed our time at Aikwood Tower. It is a very beautiful place. Thank you for this magical experience that our family will never forget.

    Damon Cooley, Texas
  • Have had a wonderful couple of days celebrating our silver wedding anniversary with friends in this wonderful building. The Tower is perfect for an event like this. Caterers were fantastic and the food excellent.

    Peter & Alison Hogan, Musselburgh
  • No amount of words, pictures or photos can do this place justice!

    The Dunscombe Family & Friends, August 2015, Oxfordshire
  • Named in 'Top 12 most spectacular self-catered properties'. Look out across the spectacular wilderness of the Ettrick Valley...open fires to toast toes in front of and a great hall for boozy banquets.

    The Sunday Times
  • Listed in 'Four of the best private homes for house parties.' A stylish, incredibly comfortable holiday rental.

    Daily Telegraph
  • Aikwood is a triumph of imagination, creation and recreation.

    Baroness Linklater, Scotland
  • Aikwood is still Aikwood and although it has been reincarnated for the 21st century, its character hasn't really changed at all.

    Scottish Field
  • It's safe to say Aikwood Tower is no ordinary holiday rental...all rooms are individual and charming...incredibly comfortable Swedish DUX beds...

    Red Magazine
  • It was an amazing experience, very magical, had a wonderful time.

    Chloe Marchant, County Durham
  • A stay at Aikwood was a birthday treat, and has to be one of the best i have ever had. Wonderful place. We will be back!

    The Bothwell Family, Aberdeen, February 2015

Understated luxury in the Scottish Borders

Without a doubt, we offer some of the best luxury accommodation in the Scottish Borders - there's no better place to revive your batteries!

Built in the 1540s, our striking Grade A-listed tower house is full of authentic medieval castle charm - from the spiral staircase that winds its way through the heart of the building to the enormous crackling fire in the Great Hall. It has now been lovingly restored and renovated into five-star boutique accommodation without compromising on the integrity of the original building. With five en-suite bedrooms and four reception rooms there's ample room for relaxing and socialising!

Located 40 miles south of Edinburgh in the heart of the Ettrick Forest - the ancient hunting ground of Scottish royalty up to the days of Mary Queen of Scots - the stunning local landscape around Aikwood Tower offers some of the finest walks, cycling, shooting and fishing in Scotland, among many other leisure activities.

Whether you are looking for peace, calm and to be left alone to enjoy your stay on a self-catered basis or wish to be spoilt by local caterers with fine food and drink, the discreet, efficient and friendly staff of Aikwood Tower will ensure your stay is a happy and memorable one.